European Social Charter

The decision on admissibility in the case International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) v. Belgium (Complaint No. 75/2011) has been adopted

[10/04/2012] The complaint was registered on 13 December 2011. It concerns the situation of highly dependent adults with disabilities in need of reception facilities and accommodation, and their families.  The European Committee of Social Rights adopted the decision on admissibility in regard to this case at its December session on 22 March 2012. 

The complainant organisation alleges that Belgium has not taken adequate measures to comply with Articles 13 (right to social and medical assistance), 14 (right to benefit from social welfare services) 15 (the right of persons with disabilities), 16 (right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection for the family), taken alone or in combination with Article E (non discrimination) of the European Social Charter (Revised).

Decision on admissibility
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